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Heideland-Elstertal-Schkölen Administrative Community (Germany)

Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Heideland-Elstertal-Schkölen, Saale-Holzland-Kreis, Thüringen

Last modified: 2022-11-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schkölen city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2022
banner Schkölen City
  • Heideland-Elstertal-Schkölen Administrative Community
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    Heideland-Elstertal-Schkölen Administrative Community

    Municipalities without proper Banners

    The community itself and the following municipalities have no proper banners: Crossen upon Elster, Hartmannsdorf, Heideland, Rauda, Silbitz,and Walpernhain. Crossen is the seat of the community.
    Source: this online catalogue
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2022

    Schkölen City

    Schkölen Banner

    It is a white-blue horizontal bicolour. The city seal is slightly shifted towards the top. Under the seal is a white inscription "STADT SCHKÖLEN".
    Source: this online catalogue
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2022

    Schkölen Coat of Arms

    Shield Azure an impending castle Argent masoned Sable with three towers topped by cone roofs Gules, in the open gate a ball Or and four other balls Or ordered per fess in base. The seal displays the arms surrounded by a disc Argent with golden circumscription "SIGILLUM CIVITATIS SCHKOLONIS" (= city seal of Schkölen) and a bordure of four embowed wreaths of laurel Or.
    The city was first mentioned in 1158. The arms are based on a city seal as displayed on the banner. It is assumed that the balls originally had been heraldic mounts and the castle had been a moated castle.
    Source: Hartmut Ulle : "Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch", 2nd edition, Bad Langensalza, 2011, p.113
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2022

    The arms are in use since the 16th century. Banner and arms were confirmed by §§2(2) and (1) of the local Hauptsatzung, version 22 May 2015. §2(2) doesn´t say clearly, whether the banner is plain or contains the seal.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Nov 2022

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